There's no use in denying it, there's at least one reality TV show that you tune into every week religiously. Whether that show is about dramatic housewives, junior chefs, or people with "music careers" that never seem to go anywhere is entirely up to you. While all reality shows are hilarious and messy in their own special ways, let's not forget a few stand-out stars that transcended the world of trashy TV and made their way right into our hearts. Some of them we love, some of them we hate, but these reality stars are unforgettable either way.
Tiffany "New York" Pollard (Flavor of Love)First seen on Flavor of Love vying for the heart (and money) of rapper Flavor Flav, New York quickly made her name as the HBIC. Her scathing insults towards her competitors were always hilariously awful, her moments with Flav were delightfully weird, her fights were iconic, and we definitely all felt a bit betrayed when she didn't win. Her winning personality even got her, her own spin off show on VH1. She hasn't done much in recent years but we're definitely open to any comebacks.
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo)
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson first stole our hearts on Toddlers and Tiaras where we saw her exhibit her adorably sassy attitude while she participated in beauty pageants. While her family's spinoff show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has come under fire for tons of reasons and since been cancelled, we'll never forget Alana's quirky little sayings, her hilarious antics, or her ridiculous family.
NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta)
Love her or hate her, NeNe Leakes is f*cking hilarious either way. The catchphrases, the backstabbing, the drama, THE SHADE! Seeing NeNe on screen, tearing into her co-stars was always a hoot. She may be done with the franchise now but she has definitely made a household name for herself and landed a few pretty good acting rolls as well, we're definitely looking forward to seeing more of NeNe.
Gordon Ramsay (Kitchen Nightmares)
Gordon Ramsay's loud, in-your-face approach to cooking has absolutely changed the way we view chefs. His numerous reality shows, ranging from junior cooking competitions to whipping failing restaurants back into shape have shown us a few things we never wanted (but definitely needed) to see about the world of cooking. Of course, that loud, no-nonsense British accent is more than recognizable these days.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (Jersey Shore)
While the entire cast of MTV's Jersey Shore was completely ridiculous, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was definitely the standout star. Watching the tiny New Jersey native drunkenly wander the streets of the shore while getting into fights and hooking up was always a riot. The reality star has since abandoned drunken nights with roommates for motherhood and marriage but her hair extensions are still just as abundant and she's definitely still a hoot.
Stevie J (Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta)
Stevie J definitely isn't a nice guy, actually he's a total a*shole, but he sure does make for funny TV. Between dramatic love triangles, those ridiculous faces he makes, and his general crazy antics, Stevie J is one dickhead we all love to hate.
Alexis Neiers (Pretty Wild)
Alexis Neiers' stint on reality television only lasted a few months but the results are legendary. Before the LA wild child was arrested for a string of celebrity robberies with who would be later known as The Bling Ring, she made us laugh at her sheer cluelessness. The insincere outrage, total lack of awareness, and super weird familial relationships were pretty sad, but that didn't make them any less funny.
Source: Huffington PostThis post was originally published on King of Culture and has been edited for DailyToast.